Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins

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From the Registered Dietitians and Chefs of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

This low-fat/low-sugar recipe contains whole grain flour and oats to promote a heart healthy diet. Cinnamon and apples add extra nutrition and give these muffins a wonderful flavor.

Recipe Yields: 12 servings, 1 muffin each


  •  1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  •  ¾ cup applesauce
  •  ¼ cup canola oil
  •  1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  •  1 egg
  •  1 cup fresh apples, diced
  •  ¼ cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together applesauce, canola oil, and yogurt. Add in egg and stir to evenly combine.
  4. Gently fold flour mixture into applesauce mixture. Stir to evenly combine. Fold in apple pieces to evenly incorporate.
  5. Using a 1/3 cup to measure, place batter into lined muffin tin. Top each muffin with 1 teaspoon of rolled oats. Place in oven.
  6. Bake muffins for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Yields: 12 servings, 1 muffin each

Amount Per Serving
Calories 166
Fat 6g (33% calories from fat)
Saturated Fat 0.6g (3% calories from saturated fat)
Cholesterol 16.7mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Protein 5g